Canadian Music Superstars and Lesser Knowns From the
'50s '60s & '70s
Do you want to hear the late Skip Prokop of Lighthouse talking about the band’s struggle to make a name for itself? Or Gene Cornish, lead guitarist for The Young Rascals, remembering how the group’s late '80s reunion was like “your first time having sex”?
Thanks to a series of taped conversations we’ve recently unearthed, you can be the proverbial fly on the wall as dozens of Canadian musicians who left their mark in the 1950s, '60s and '70s chat freely about the ups and downs and successes and failures they experienced on Canada’s music scene.
The tapes, recorded by us in the mid '80s and early '90s, are the foundation of our latest book, As The Years Go By … Conversations With Canada’s Folk, Pop & Rock Pioneers.
The conversations have never been publicly aired. In the voice of the performers, each recording will give Canadian music fans some rare insight into the music and the musicians they grew up with.
A handful of the interviews are posted on a new web page we’ve set up. In coming months, we hope to post dozens more featuring wide-ranging discussions with some of Canada’s most innovative and iconic performers, including Bob McBride of Lighthouse, Rich Dodson of The Stampeders, solo artists Charity Brown and Ronney Abramson, and members of Mashmakhan, The Bells, The Diamonds, Ocean, Steel River, Fludd, Motherlode, The Five Man Electrical Band and The Four Lads.
SOME OF WHAT'S AVAILABLE..
Recorded on the phone and/or in person, digitized to improve their quality, they serve up numerous nifty nuggets, including:
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Our first batch of Interviews is ready to air and more will be coming soon! To defray the cost of upgrading and producing these tapes, full-length versions are available for a small cost...
We invite you to listen to a short sample
If you like what you hear, we hope you’ll download the full versions and treat yourself to some poignant memories with members of Canada’s music elite.
"It’s all about the music!"
- Randy Ray and Mark Kearney